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Press Release

Early Praise

Press release date: 2009-06-14

For Release: Immediately or anytime

Early Praise for

Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey

…a beautiful book, filled with breathtaking art and hope, bringing smiles
and much calm…

~ Barbara Delinsky, New York Times bestselling author of
UPLIFT: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey is an elegant compilation of
poignant survivor stories which are supported visually by author Fran
Padgetts stunning, original works of art. Readers will appreciate the
honesty and artistry of this uplifting book, meshing just the right balance of
raw emotion with soothing images. It is a wonderful tribute to all breast
cancer survivors and a reminder that every journey is personal with its own
unique palette.”
~ Josephine Caruso Sethi,
author of The Faces Behind Breast Cancer

A jewel of a book. A prism that brings new light to some of
the darkest fields of the [breast cancer] battle.

~ Vladimir Lange, MD,
President, Lange Productions and author of
Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment

Frans refreshing stories about the breast cancer journey
comfort those also chosen to experience similar paths. It is a
joy to see how her beautiful art inspires so many. Thank you,

~ Daina Pitzenberger, R.N., CCP
Vice President, Cannon Design Consultancy Group

Poignant, straightforward stories with artful and colorful
accompaniments set a mood of survival, acceptance, and
~ Kristine Falco, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, and
author of Reclaiming Our Lives After Breast and
Gynecological Cancer

Powerful stories with powerful art combine to strengthen all
women with breast cancer.

~ Balazs Bodai, MD, Director of Breast Cancer Surgical
Services at Kaiser, Sacramento, CA and author of
The Breast Cancer Book of Strength and Courage:
Inspiring Stories to See You Through Your Journey

“A mentor for the journey no one ever intends to take, Fran Padgett helps us explore our own thoughts and feelings about a still-taboo subject. Her moments with others in coffee shops, convention hallways, cozy living rooms, and neighborhood parks become a guiding inspiration for all of us — a true gift for all generations.”
~ Ida Steward, Attorney, Steward and Wiley, LLP

“This book will open your eyes…and your heart.”
~ Marcia Sherill, designer of Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill and author of Portraits of Hope: Conquering Breast Cancer

“Fran Padgett makes these women feel as if she is their best friend going through the breast cancer experience with them. She supports them with her words and honors them with the personalized paintings she has created for them. I dare you to read it and not shed a tear.”
~ Art Myers, Photographic Gallery of Fine Art Books, photographer and author of Winged Victory: Altered Images, Transcending Breast Cancer

“A very sensitive and wonderful book.”
~ John Link, MD author of The Breast Cancer Survival Manual

“Through her stunning art and fluid prose, Padgett reveals the highly personal interior landscapes of individual women along with the common ground they share on this journey not of their choosing.”
~ Colleen Sell, writer/editor, anthologist/editor of the bestselling Cup of Comfort book series, including A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors

“In this beautifully decorated volume lie vignettes that pay homage to the gamut of women who have battled breast cancer.”
~ Carol L. Kornmehl, MD, FACRO author of The Best News About Radiation Therapy

To arrange an interview with Fran Padgett,
to receive a review copy of
Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey,
or for any additional information, contact Kate Bandos, KSB Promotions at
800-304-3269, 616-676-0758 or